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UF Law Student Selected for Florida Bar Scholarship by Haas Awardee Carl Schwait

UF Law Adjunct Professor Carl Schwait’s extraordinary service to the legal profession has been recognized by The Florida Bar, bestowing upon him the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award. Each year, a member of The Florida Bar is recognized for meritorious service at the annual Florida Bar convention. The Haas honoree then selects a Florida law […]

UF Law Tax Students Can Receive Up to 85% Tuition Discount as Editors of Florida Tax Review

Students in the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program have the opportunity to receive up to an 85% tuition discount through a combination of tuition waivers and scholarship funds by becoming an editor of the Florida Tax Review. The Florida Tax Review, which published its first issue in 1992, has produced some of the world’s […]

UF Law Professor Authors Book Detailing Basics about America’s Government

Discerning fact from fiction when digesting American political news lately can sometimes leave us stretching our brainpower to recall high school civics class. But a new book by UF Law Legal Skills Professor Deborah Cupples titled “It Is About You: How American Government Works and How to Help Fix It” aims to jog the memory, […]

Weekend Course Brings Arbitration Experts to UF Law

Internationally recognized leaders in arbitration engaged nearly 25 UF Law J.D. students during an intense three-day course over Martin Luther King weekend. The students learned about the history of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as the law and the regulations governing the customer cases administered by FINRA. The weekend course culminated in […]

UF Law Faculty Present Research, Engage with Peers During AALS Annual Meeting

In early January, several members of the UF Law faculty will travel to San Diego for the 2018 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting.  The meeting, themed “Access to Justice,” will bring together thousands of law faculty, administrators, law school deans and scholars from around the nation for a three-day event that includes 250 […]

Judge Makar Publishes Article on Landmark Supreme Court Press Freedom Case

In 1941, The Miami Herald printed two editorials and a political cartoon criticizing members of the judiciary, who held the paper and editor John Pennekamp in contempt of court, sparking a courthouse drama that resulted in a major victory for freedom of the press in the United States Supreme Court. “Today, people would say, of […]

UF Law and UPD Collaborate to Sharpen Courtroom Skills

A new initiative between UF Law and the University of Florida Police Department allows future attorneys to hone their direct and cross-examination skills and provides police officers with valuable practice for testifying in court. In November, UF Law Adjunct Professor Sarah Horn Wolking’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic class teamed up with several UPD officers for two […]

UF Law Professor Recognized Statewide for Child Advocacy Work

The Florida Guardian ad Litem program is recognizing UF Law Professor Meshon Rawls (JD 98) for her outstanding work advocating on behalf of special-needs children. The Guardian ad Litem program honored 21 attorneys across the state – one from each circuit – but selected Rawls as the only statewide honoree. The honorees will receive scholarships […]

Sanchez turns reigns to Hawkins to chair LCA Board

University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to welcome Scott Hawkins (JD 83) as the newly installed chairman of the 2017-2018 Law Center Association Board of Trustees, which has been led by Oscar Sanchez (JD 82) since 2015. Sanchez, a Triple Gator, is the founding member of OAS Mediation in Miami. He is […]

130 Law Schools Discuss Employment Outcome Reporting at Event Convened by UF Law

Nearly 50 deans from law schools across the country convened at University of Florida Levin College Law on December 4 to discuss a recent proposal by the American Bar Association to change employment outcome reporting. The deans participated in-person on UF Law’s campus in Gainesville and from one of six remote locations nationwide. They were […]